Ardbeg 1975 Old Malt Cask
Added on Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012 at 11:39 PM
  Bottler: Douglas Laing
  Age: 25 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1975 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 50.00 % Region: Islay
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
1975 October / 2001 May     243 Bottles
Member Ratings and Notes
Adam
 

Weirder and plainer than I'd expect given what this is, though then again there are a few oddball Ardbeg 60's and 70's casks/bottlings I've been able to taste... maybe there was a lot of weird stuff back then and we just aren't as familiar with that profile? Or I just don't expect it. I dunno, whatever --

 

Anyhow there's this synthetic, plasticky aspect, and while it's not overwhelming it's distinct enough that it's my overwhelming impression of this lighter but still tasty peater. 

 
Fuji
 

N: Wood chips, floral and spearmint candy

P: The peat is there but theres something lacking.  It isnt as distinct or bold. Theres a bitterness that sticks the palate but eventually becomes sweet yet salty.  Nice!

F: Candied sweetness

 

 Overall a very tasty Ardbeg.  Not overly peated but nice and sweet. A-/B+

 
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